How to get there:
From DIA – Denver International Airport:
Arrive Estes Park by Estes Park Shuttle- www.estesparkshuttle.com
Arrive by car
- Email preferred length of trip, dates, number of people, number of rooms and number of beds per room.
- A $300 deposit per room is due once the trip is booked and confirmed.
- Balance is due 60 days prior to your trip date.
- Once paid, you’ll receive a full packet with your route guide, maps, gear guide, park information etc.
We will contact you about a week prior to your trip to confirm your arrival plans. You’ll meet your trip manager in the early evening to answer any questions and make sure you’re ready for the following hiking day.
- Your trip mananger will set your departure time which will be determined by length of day and weather. They will also set your afternoon pick-up time, but also be available by text if that should change.
- Days can be adjusted as the trip goes along.
- Be sure to make your flight reservation to allow for enough time for your transfer back to DIA if booking the shuttle.
We don’t want to giveaway all our hiking secrets, but below is one example from each catagory. We will make use of the Cow Creek WTW day to the Stanley (bulue and black) and the Deer Mt day to Alpine (blue and black) if you haven’t done the WTW trip.
Spragues Lake Loop
Cub Lake Loop- Begin with a drop-off at the Moraine Park then head for the Pool and Fern Lake. Descend via Cub Lake and the South Lateral Moraine Trail to the Dunraven Inn
Odessa Loop- Bear Lake to Moraine Park- One of the most beautiful days of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park espeically if you love high alpine lakes. Begins with a drop-off at Bear Lake, a hike to Lake Helene and Odessa Lake, then a long completely different exit via Cub Lake and Moraine Park.
The Historic Stanley Hotel
Beautiful Georgian Hotel overlooking town. The Stanley is grand. Rooms are beautiful and spacious. Breakfast served each morning at the Cascades Restaurant at 7 a.m. If you’re getting an early start we will deliver a packed breakfast. You can eat dinner at the Cascades restaurant or walk to town.
Alpine Trail Ridge Inn
As with the Stanley, Alpine Trail Ridge is one of the lodges we use on our inn to inn trip. It is simple, but efficient, newly renovated, super clean and in a great location with quick access to the park. Breakfast vouchers will be available for a restaurant nearby or if you’re getting an early start we will deliver a packed breakfast. There are three good restaurants within walking distance- Bird and Jim, The Other side and Dave’s BBQ. Trips mid-summer can make use of the town shuttle.